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Allahabad HC helps Young Dalit Girl with BHU admission fees

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Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: November 30, 2021 at 21:00 IST

Allahabad High Court helps a 17-year old girl, who couldn’t meet the expense of the admission fees of the Banaras Hindu University even after gaining the eligibility.

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh while hearing her Petition disbursed Rs. 15,000 “from his own pocket” after which the Lawyers joined him and collectively contributed the entire admission fee in order help her with the admission in the college.

Sanskriti Ranjan, had appealed before the Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court to direct the College authorities to waive off her admission fee.

The Petitioner had been a topper in her school and has cleared Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) with 92.77 percentile with a rank of 2,062 in the Scheduled Caste category.

She was short of money for the payment of fees for the admission in the Banaras Hindu University, where she desired to study five-year course in Mathematics.

With no other option, she approached the Court, which ordered the University and the Union Education Ministry’s seat Allocation body to admit her.

Following the Order passed by the Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, the Petitioner was asked to report to the University within 3 days.

The Single-Judge Bench noted that the “The petitioner has not been able to pay meagre amount of Rs.15,000 for seat acceptance as her father has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease and he has been advised to go for a Kidney transplant. The father of the petitioner has to undergo dialysis twice in a week to survive,”

Furthermore, Justice Singh stated that, “It is said that due to ill health of the father of the petitioner and financial crisis created by medical expenses and Covid-19, the petitioner could not arrange Rs.15,000 fee for allotment of seat at IIT, BHU The petitioner and her father have written many times to Joint Seat Allocation Authority for extension of time indicating precarious condition for which she could not deposit the fee but no reply has come forth from the Joint Seat Allocation Authority.”